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Mental Health Update

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February 8, 2022
Mental Health Update

02/09/2022 – OMH Commissioner’s regulatory waiver, effective February 5, 2022

The Commissioner of the Office of Mental Health (OMH) has extended the previously issued Commissioner’s Waiver effective February 5, 2022, for an additional 120 days through June 5, 2022.The Commissioner’s Waiver will allow providers additional time to seek permanent approval for telehealth. To View:
.Please note, OMH has issued emergency Part 596 Telehealth Regulations. These regulations adopt many of the flexibilities put in place under the New York State Executive Order and OMH Commissioner’s Waiver.The full text of the regulation can be found here:
.All licensed and designated providers are now eligible to apply and should do so as soon as possible if they wish to use telehealth beyond the federal
public health emergency.

Guidance regarding how to apply can be found here:

At this time providers should continue to follow the emergency telehealth guidance which will remain in place until the end of the federal public
health emergency.